Come learn simple, liberating practices for Centering and engaging with others that you can apply right away, every day. Heart of Courage empowers you to:
• Befriend your body and deepen intuition
• Return to Center in any situation
• Keep your heart open in the midst of conflict
• Increase your capacity to engage whole-heartedly in the world
Designed for the general public, Heart of Courage is a gentle adaptation of Aikido principles of non-violence and harmony.
In these times of accelerating change and uncertainty, it is both kind and wise to cultivate simple practices for Centering on the spot and relating to challenges with curiosity. Neuroscience research shows that stress activates habitual, survival driven reactions that only handle short-term conditions. Heart of Courage cultivates alternative responses to stress that help calm the body, open the heart and refresh the mind with new possibilities. With hara, heart and head in alignment, we pattern in the healthy habit of responding from Center and connecting with Love. Heart of Courage somatic practices grow confidence in the resourcefulness of our wholeness and gently unwind the grip of survival reactivity.
David and Michelle Keipare passionate about sharing the essence of Aikido and empowering people to embody positive change in their lives. Michelle and David each have over 31 years training in Aikido, a non-resistant martial art often called the Art of Peace. They met on the mat of Aikido in the early 80's and hold advanced Black Belts. The Keips offer Heart of Courage in private sessions and an on-going Adventure Group, as well as related classes at their dojo, Wellspring Aikido, in Santa Rosa.